After filming for a corporate project today, my hands were full as I rolled 2 big equipment cases through the lobby of an office building. I was headed toward the exit, and a woman I didn’t know was walking about 20 feet in front of me. She was moving quickly – clearly on a mission - and talking on her phone as she pushed a door open to let herself out. Then, while outside the building, she leaned over without breaking stride and pressed the button that automatically opened the double doors.
I thought, “That’s strange. Why did she press that button? She’s already outside!”
Then I realized… She pressed it for ME.
It didn’t cost her any time. It was just an awareness of the needs of someone around her.
And I remembered how many good people there are in the world. And I smiled.